Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)s derivatives containing a new electron-withdrawing CF3F4phenyl group for LEDs

Youngeup Jin, Hee Kang Jeung, Suhee Song, Heum Park Sung, Jihyun Moon, Young Woo Han, Kwanghee Lee, Hongsuk Suh

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New PPV derivatives which contain electron-withdrawing CF3F 4phenyl group, poly[2-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-5-(2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-4- trifluoromethylphenyl)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (CF3F 4P-PPV), and poly[2-(4-(2-etylhexyloxy)-phenyl)-5-(2,3,5,6- tetrafluoro-4-trifluoromethylphenyl)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (P-CF 3F4P-PPV), have been synthesized by GILCH polymerization. As the result of the introduction of the electron-withdrawing CF 3F4phenyl group to the phenyl backbone, the LUMO and HOMO energy levels of CF3F4P-PPV (3.14, 5.50 eV) and P-CF 3F4P-PPV (3.07, 5.60 eV) were reduced. The PL emission spectra in solid thin film are more red-shifted over 50 nm and increased fwhm (full width at half maximum) than solution conditions by raising aggregation among polymer backbone due to electron withdrawing effect of 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-4-trifluoromethylphenyl group. The EL emission maxima of CF3F4P-PPV and P-CF3F4P-PPV appear at around 530-543 nm. The current density-voltage-luminescence (J-V-L) characteristics of ITO/PEDOT/polymer/Al devices of CF3F 4P-PPV and P-CF3F4P-PPV show that turn-on voltages are around 12.5 and 7.0 V, and the maximum brightness are about 82 and 598 cd/m2, respectively. The maximum EL efficiency of P-CF 3F4P-PPV (0.51 cd/A) was higher than that of CF 3F4P-PPV (0.025 cd/A).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-147
Number of pages9
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 20
Externally publishedYes


  • Electroluminescence
  • Electron-withdrawing group
  • PPV
  • Polymer light emitting diodes (PLEDs)

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  • Chemistry(all)


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